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The Little Theater Movie and Talk Meetup Group Monthly Meetup

  • Jan 4, 2014 · 6:00 PM
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Welcome to our group. We see movies at the Little Theatre on East Ave. in Rochester on the first Saturday of the month. We meet at 6:00 - 6:15 near the cafe behind the ticket booth for cinemas 2-5. I usually send out suggested movies from among the 6:30 to 7ish showings. This allows us to get out of the theater at about the same time for talk. Pair up with people for a movie or join the general group. We agree to meet afterwards at a near by restaurant, for conversation about the movie, life, or toward wherever the conversation leads.

Join us to meet new people, see an interesting movie, and have a nice night out with good conversation, connection and companionship. All are welcome.

The Little Theatre Website

See you at the movies.

Brian

Movie recommendations below
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Hello all,

Good choices this weekend.  Meet at the Little Theater between the cafe and the ticket booth for theaters 2-5.  Look for the group and ask "Is this the movie group?"  We hang about, trying not to block the traffic, and decide what we want to see.  We don't all see the same movie, but we do see the first showings after 6pm, so we can all meet after.  If there are more than 10 people, ask for the group discount, save a dollar.

There is "American Hustle" (Rated R, 138 min., in Theater 5 at 6:10pm) which looks to have some great music, action, and sizzle.  

There is Emma Thomson and Tom Hanks in "Saving Mr. Banks" (Rated PG-13, 125 min., in Theater 4 at 6:20pm), the story of how Walt Disney wrangled to get the movie Mary Poppins made.  

There is the Martin Scorsese film "The Wolf of Wall Street" (Rated R, 180 min., in Theater 3 at 6pm) starring Leo DiCaprio. A quote from the write up on the Little site says it all:

"Money. Power. Women. Drugs. Temptations were for the taking and the threat of authority was irrelevant. For Jordan and his wolf pack, modesty was quickly deemed overrated and more was never enough."

There is Judi Dench and Steve Coogan in"Philomena" (Rated PG, 98 min., in Theater 1 at 6:30pm) a story of one woman's search for her lost son when the Irish nuns took him away in the workhouse laundries of the 1960s. 

Lastly we have "Nebraska"(Rated R, 115 min., in Theater 2 at 6:40pm) starring Bruce Dern and Will Forte in a road-trip movie of an old man going to claim lottery winnings, and the son learning about the father on the trip.  In black & white.

Here is the link for the Little Theater.  Click on the picture to see a description and a preview of each movie.

http://thelittle.org/

After the movie, we will walk over to The Captain's Attic for food, drinks and discussion.  Check out their menu below (.pdf download).

http://captainsattic.com/menu/

Hope to see you there.

Brian

Saturday's meetup


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  • Brian

    Lots of people tonight. American Hustle had great costumes, but I didn't care for the characters or the writing. Good discussion after. It was too loud for me to converse in the restaurant, and we overwhelmed the kitchen with 35 people at once. I will give two restaurant options in the future so we can relax and converse better.

    January 5, 2014

    • chauncy

      Layering the Single's Mingle Group on top of the Movie Group probably also added to the numbers.

      January 6, 2014

    • Jean

      Good idea for the two restaurant option, but I don't agree with your opinion of American Hustle - it rocked! I thought the characters made the movie - it seemed like the actors had a lot of fun with them. The plot did get a bit murky, you had to pay very close attention to follow it at times.

      January 8, 2014

  • Biker B.

    I always meet new interesting folks, have good movie discussions afterward and enjoy the movies and gathering afterwards.

    January 6, 2014

  • Larry O.

    'Saving Mr Banks'.

    A wonderful movie and a great insight to one of my favorite films - 'Mary Poppins'. Of course, a dramatized rendering of events must be considered with a raised eyebrow, but overall reviews indicated that the movie is fairly factual, as such things go. As different pieces of 'Mary Poppins' are put together with Mrs Travers objecting continuously, it was both humorous and sad. Humorous as the Disney folks work to construct a classic, and sad as we realize the back story to 'Mary'.

    I discussed with Kathleen afterwards how great authors, artists, sculptors, etc have such painful backstories, and that this is what must give them the creative brilliance. I'm sure there's exceptions, but I was thinking of Picasso, Hemingway, etc.

    Once again, 'Saving Mr Banks' sold out. Must be a lot of 'Mary Poppins' fans out there.

    January 6, 2014

  • Marie I.

    movie was great and met some very nice people!

    1 · January 5, 2014

  • Cynthia K.

    Unfortunately my friend and I had a hard time finding a parking spot and the theatre looked packed so we decided to skip the movie. See you next time!

    January 4, 2014

  • Denise L.

    I came down with a cold and cough; sorry I couldn't make it. I wanted to see Philomena-did anyone see that movie?

    January 4, 2014

    • Sally

      I saw Philomena a few wks ago - highly recommend. Great actors and interesting twists to story.

      January 4, 2014

  • Mary R

    Sorry I missed the meetup, just got home from bringing my neighbor to the hospital.

    January 4, 2014

  • Biker B.

    Holy Wah! Movie choice overload! I think I'm leaning American Hustle but yet undecided......

    January 4, 2014

  • Jim

    Looking forward to meeting new people. Seeing good movies.

    January 3, 2014

  • Sally

    Sorry all, NFL Wild Card Weekend!....See you next month.

    January 3, 2014

  • Jean

    Nebraska is making a lot of top 10 lists for the year. Really want to see Wolf of Wall Street but it's soooo long. American Hustle is a blast - highly recommend. The 70's soundtrack is makes you want to dig out all your old vinyl lp's and dance, dance, dance!

    January 3, 2014

  • Larry O.

    Friend just passed on that 'Saving Mr. Banks' at the Little sold out over the weekend. Will be advance-purchasing my ticket.

    January 2, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      What? What ? Are tickets sold out for Mr. Banks on Saturday.

      January 2, 2014

    • Larry O.

      My apologies for being imprecise. My friend attempted to see 'Saving Mr Banks' over the PAST weekend. However, I am still ordering my ticket in advance for this COMING weekend.

      January 2, 2014

  • Larry O.

    99.9% sure I will see Saving Mr Banks.

    January 1, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Brian my group is asking what movies are we chooseing from. Do you know or should I call the Little. I have 8 of my group Senior Mingles coming so far for 1/4/14 at 6:00 PM

    December 31, 2013

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